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SERVPRO Can Effectively Eliminate Unwanted Odors | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

2/1/2023 (Permalink)

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With thousands of locations located all over the country, SERVPRO provides expert cleaning and restoration solutions for homes and businesses suffering from disasters of all shapes and sizes. Our team specializes in the restoration of all types of damage, including the eradication of foul odors.

Getting back on track after your property has been damaged by a disaster can be a complex and hectic process. One issue that may arise after a catastrophe is the development of a persistent odor that must be properly eliminated.

Whether you’re dealing with water, fire, storm or mold damage, these dangers can all produce a strong smell that will only intensify the longer you wait for repairs. No matter how tidy you keep your home, nasty odors can sneak into areas you’d never imagine.

Luckily for you, our team has an effective solution to an annoying odor that has overstayed its welcome! Here’s how we go about restoring the fragrance and cleanliness of your property.

Odor Removal Techniques

Odors are produced from chemicals, gases or small particles in the air. When their origin is eliminated, our team uses deodorization technology in conjunction with various materials and methods meant to eliminate nasty smells.

Some of these include:

Masking agents. Although this isn’t our main method of elimination, these solutions can mask the smell to create a more pleasant environment while we plan and get ready to employ our other strategies.

Filtration agents. Absorption agents are particularly absorbent substances that may eliminate odors from building supplies and furnishings. When the filtering agent runs through adsorption agents, the stench is trapped.

Disinfectants and sanitizers. These solutions target and eliminate any bacteria and fungi that may produce odor inside the affected areas.

While there are other methods that our specialists can employ to eliminate odors from your property, these three are crucial steps in the process of thoroughly recovering your home.

The Signature 4-Step Process

There are four major steps we take to make your property odor-free:

1. Remove the source. Debris saturated with odor-causing substances will only penetrate deeper until the issue’s main cause has been located and addressed. This is why we try to execute this step before anything else.

2. Clean residue from surfaces. Affected areas need to be cleaned and deodorized after removing the odor source. Small particles and residue will generate more unwanted odors if these areas aren’t sanitized.

3. Recreate the odor-causing conditions. Just as odor-causing particles originally infiltrated the surface, our professionals will similarly use a deodorizer. For example, our crew employs ”deodorizing smoke” for this stage if smoke was the cause of your pesky aroma.

4. Seal exposed surfaces. If the problem is serious, sealants may be required to avoid stop odor-producing substances from sneaking inside. We implement this phase when odor treatment becomes too costly or difficult to accomplish.

A swift response is the solution to removing odors once and for all. If you’re dealing with a lingering odor after a calamity, we will be on the scene rapidly to mitigate losses and keep costs low. When you’re faced with an unexpected disaster, turn to SERVPRO of North Fort Worth to help you get the issue under control.

If you experience an odor or other damage inside your home or business, call us at any time, 247. We have the training and equipment to quickly get your property back in operation.

Winter Is Coming, Fort Worth! | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth

12/1/2022 (Permalink)

Hot thermometer and cold thermometer Image showing the heat turned up high and the weather outside cold with thermometer visuals

This year, the first official day of winter is set for Dec. 21, and depending on where you live, this arrival could look extremely different.

Winter in areas like Fort Worth can go unnoticed since the only change we see is a drop in temperature, but in other places, winter starts off strong, and hazards like snow and ice don’t stop coming until the weather starts to warm up.

Regardless of where you reside, winter poses a particular set of risks that can harm your property and put your family outside in the cold (or rain…or fog…or, well, you get the idea).

Thankfully, you can safeguard your home and protect the ones you love when you are aware of all the threats winter creates.

Winter Around the Nation

Chilly, damp, wet and icy are all terms that have been used to characterize winter throughout the country and the side of the map you land on will influence what words get thrown around.

In areas of the Midwest and the East Coast, winter temperatures plummet to record lows and severe snow can be expected for most of the year. On the West Coast, temperatures stay moderate and rain is more of an issue than snowfall.

Although your location will affect how hard winter could hit your home, it’s smart to ready your home for the worst to reduce your risk of potential damage.

Winter Around Fort Worth

Unless our community experiences a Christmas miracle, you shouldn’t expect a blizzard in Fort Worth this winter. But freezing temperatures are not uncommon in Fort Worth, which has the most winter weather in any area in Texas.

Even if we aren’t hit by a snowstorm, there are still plenty of hazards you can prepare your home for in advance. Sleet, rain and ice are all capable of causing harm if your property is not protected from them.

Get Prepared

Learning about the various types of winter storms is one of the first steps in getting ready for whatever winter throws your way. Next, ensure you have two or more ways to stay weather aware. Make sure one of your sources is usable when you are without power, so you can stay updated even during an outage.

Preparing an emergency kit is another helpful way to stay ahead of winter weather. Think about keeping a kit in your vehicle, too, so you’ll have the essentials you need on the go.

Weatherproofing your windows and doors is a must no matter how frigid this winter gets. This can both cut your electric expenses as well as assist you in avoiding water damage brought on by excessive moisture.

To ensure your home is fully prepared for whatever this winter brings, address any roof damage, cut any branches hanging over your home, seal up any openings around your property and add insulation to your attic.

Stay warm, cozy and, most importantly, safe this winter by safeguarding your property. Reduce your risk of damage and give SERVPRO a call if winter gives you any trouble this year. We are available 247 to restore your home to its preloss state.

If you experience damage in a winter storm, call us. We have the experience and equipment to get your home back to normal.

A Well Deserved Team Outing

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Photo of SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team in front of two SERVPRO vans at Blue Bayou in Fort Worth SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team.

The SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team had a well-deserved team outing at Blue Bayou in Fort Worth. Thank you to the crew at Blue Bayou for taking care of us! They did a wonderful job and served great food. Looking forward to the next team outing at Blue Bayou. To say “Thank You” doesn’t touch the amount of gratitude we have for the SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team members. The development and success of SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is a direct representation of the effort they put forth.They have done it all – from demoing houses during the freeze (while not having hot meals to eat), painting and repainting walls, extracting sewage water, remediating mold, resorting water damaged homes in Fort Worth, cleaning up smoke and fire damage, and working in extreme heat. This team steps up to every challenge and conquers it! They do it for our clients and each other. The dedication and willingness to consistently go above and beyond expectations huge. The SERVPRO of North Fort Worth team members are the fuel that feeds the machine and without you, we wouldn’t exist. So, THANK YOU for all you do. We are so proud and grateful to have your support and are excited to see what we can do together as FAMILY.

Moving to Fort Worth?

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Technician creating contents inventory list on an iPad. SERVPRO of North Fort Worth technicians will inventory your affected contents after a fire or flood loss.

Whether you are thinking about preparedness, moving to a new home, updating your homeowner’s insurance, or perhaps making a significant purchase, now is a great time to create an inventory list of your belongings. You cannot predict when your home will be affected by flooding or fire damage, and you need to be able to report your losses accurately to your insurance carrier.

Having an organized list or spreadsheet and photos of your belongings will make it quick and easy to submit a contents claim to your insurance company.  This process is much easier to do when everything is in place and you have a clear head, instead of when you have just had a flood, fire, or burglary.  Once you create the inventory, you will simply add in new purchases or make other updates a few times each year.   

One easy way to do this, is to create a video of your home and narrate it as you go.  You can go from room to room, and even read off serial numbers, model information and more.  Even better would be to use an app on your smart phone or an inventory tool provided by your insurance carrier. Check with your insurance agent to see what is available. Document each item’s description, purchase date and price, serial number, and photo. Break up the project into manageable parts by inventorying just one room or category (i.e. electronics or furniture) at a time. Be sure to save a copy in the cloud or off-site in case of catastrophe.

If you do have a loss that affects your belongings, SERVPRO of North Fort Worth is here to help. Call us at 817-232-3333, and we will be happy assist with either contents restoration or haul-away of non-salvageable items.